Female Ice Hockey Player Commits to Play in College


Photo Courtesy of Stephen Farrand

Senior Madison Farrand signs to play women’s ice hockey for RIT.

By Ben Dross, Sports Editor

Senior Madison Farrand has committed to the Rochester Institute of Technology to play women’s ice hockey.

Playing for the CHS Varsity I ice hockey team, Farrand had 15 points in 16 games for the Bulldogs this season, which is impressive considering she missed the beginning of the season with a concussion. Her reliable output helped the Bulldogs go 21-1-1 this season on their way to their third state championship in four years.

“I was really excited,” Farrand said. “RIT was the best fit hockey and academic wise.”

With many major hockey prep schools in the northern United States and Canada, private schools in the area, and talent from across Europe, it is extremely difficult to earn a scholarship to a Division I hockey school. Farrand is the only one on this years’ team to do it, and she’s excited to take the next step.

“Women’s scholarship players for hockey [are] extremely rare in Maryland,” athletic director Scott Rivinius said.

While Farrand did play for CHS for one season, she also primarily played for the Washington Pride, an all girls travel hockey team.

“I expect it to be a huge challenge for me,” Farrand said. “I’m excited to learn and [see] what’s to come.”